Tomahawk Health Services is one of just a few available facilities located in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. This facility appears to be ranked among the higher-rated nursing homes we assessed. A score of this caliber requires very strong scores across the board. You really can not do much better than this place. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Tomahawk Health Services
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for inspections. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report, which is still very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. There are a number of datapoints within this grade. Most of these criteria relate to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving a resident more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it was given a grade of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a life threatening ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next category, this facility also performed well in the short-term care category. We awarded it a B+ for this category. This finalized a first-rate report card. Our short-term care scores are probably more critical for residents in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Tomahawk Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Tomahawk Health Services, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Tomahawk Health Services, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients which had a fall resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Tomahawk Health Services, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Tomahawk Health Services, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Tomahawk Health Services, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Tomahawk Health Services, 6.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Tomahawk Health Services, 92.96% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Tomahawk Health Services, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Tomahawk Health Services, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Tomahawk Health Services, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Tomahawk Health Services, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Tomahawk Health Services, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Tomahawk Health Services, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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